October 2016 Communiqué

October’s Communiqué is a stimulating read, beginning with Professor Bob Pease’s new study of Masculinism, global warming and ‘man-made’ disasters. His new book, co-edited by Dr Elaine Enarson, includes a chapter from the GAD Pod! Check it out, along with our action on climate change and the latest from the Climate and Health Alliance.

September 2016 Communiqué

This month is a bumper issue! The GAD Pod launched the new National Gender and Emergency Guidelines – now also hosted by the UN Prevention Website. And we’re starting new research, funded by Dept. of Premier and Cabinet, on the experiences of LGBTI people in disasters. Keep an eye on our site to participate in the coming weeks. Read these … Read More

August 2016 Communiqué

In August, the GAD Pod presented twice at the AFAC16 Conference in Brisbane. You can read the full presentations on their website and the matter was covered by the Business Insider. Read it here.

July 2016 Communiqué

In July, the GAD Pod focussed on men’s experience during disasters. It published an article in the Australian Journal of Emergency Management and shared its training, ‘Men after Natural Disaster’. Read it here.

June 2016 Communiqué

In June, the Gender & Disaster Pod invited readers to two conferences in July, Disaster Resilience Forum and the Emergency Management Conference, where the GAD Pod will be presenting. Read it here.

May 2016 Communiqué

In May, the Gender & Disaster Pod presented the report on women leadership in emergency services at MUDRI’s Resilience Forum and partnered with 1800 RESPECT to produce gender and disaster good practice guidelines. The GAD Pod’s partner MUDRI and EMV’s community-based resilience compendium was included in Melbourne’s Resilience Strategy. Read it here.

April 2016 Communiqué

In April, the GAD Pod went to Darwin to consult with the Recovery Sub Committee (RSC) and the Social Recovery Reference Group (SRRG) regarding the creation of national gender and emergency guidelines and is pleased to be contributing to the UN Sendai Framework Words Into Action document. Read it here.

March 2016 Communiqué

In March, the GAD Pod was pleased to announce that Victorian Emergency Management Conference this year will include the second Claire Zara Memorial Oration, the final release of Women in Fire and Emergency Leadership Roles report, and our presentation at the Monash Disaster Resilience Initiative Forum. Read it here.

February 2016 Communiqué

The ‘Being LGBTI during Disaster’ training was featured in the February edition of the The Monthly and Liam Leonard, Director of Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria, sits down with the Gad Pod to discuss the issues for LGBTI people in disasters. Read it here.